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Request Structure

Use the following guidelines when sending requests using the WebCenter Sites Aggregate REST API.

URL Structure

Access the WebCenter Sites REST resources using the following URL structure:
  • <host>:<port> is the host and port where WebCenter Sites is running.

  • <context> is a WebCenter Sites context.

  • <resource-path> is the relative path that defines the resource. To see all the resource paths, go to "REST Endpoints" in the Table of Contents.

Supported Methods

You can perform read operations on WebCenter Sites using standard HTTP method requests, as the following table summarizes.

HTTP Method Description
GET Retrieves the data from a specified resource.
OPTIONS Retrieves information about the metadata of a REST resource.

Media Types

All the resources of the WebCenter Sites Aggregate REST API support application/json.


The WebCenter Sites Aggregate REST API uses ETag, an HTTP mechanism for web cache validation. Every resource request, which can be cached, contains ETag in the response header. The ETag mechanism allows caches to be more efficient, and it saves bandwidth because the web server does not need to send a full response if the content has not changed on subsequent requests. For more information about ETag, see